- Normal precautions
- High degree of caution
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Do not travel
- Safety and Security
- Local Laws and Customs
- Additional Information
- Embassy Contact
General Travel Advice
Irish citizens do not require a visa to enter the Bermuda.
A valid passport is required for travel to the Bermuda. Irish passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months and onward tickets are required for all visitors. Visitors must complete the Bermuda Arrival Card before travelling. Passport cards cannot be used.
Visitors to the Bermuda are advised to follow the guidance of national and local authorities and stay fully informed of what's going on by monitoring local news and social media.
Citizens can also follow the Embassy of Ireland, USA on social media to ensure access to relevant updates and alerts.
The hurricane season in the Atlantic normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.
Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information relating to extreme weather projections.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
You can contact the emergency services Bermuda by dialling 911. Specific emergency numbers are:
- Police: 911
- Fire brigade: 911
- Ambulance: 911
Our tips for Safe Travels:
- Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers all your planned activities.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
As there is no Irish Embassy in Bermuda, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Washington DC.
Safety and Security
Safety and Security
Safety and security
Crime remains relatively low in Bermuda but there is a moderate level of petty theft and street crime so you should take sensible precautions:
- Don’t carry your credit card, travel tickets and money together - leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place.
- Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
- Avoid showing large sums of money in public and don’t use ATMs after dark, especially if you’re alone. Check no one has followed you after conducting your business.
- Avoid dark and unlit streets and stairways, and arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible.
- Keep a close eye on your personal belongings and hold on to them in public places such as internet cafés, train and bus stations.
- Be careful when wandering after dark or visiting remote or isolated locations
If you’re a victim of a crime while in Bermuda, report it to the local police immediately. And you can contact the Honorary Consul in Hamilton if you need help.
Local Laws and Customs
Local Laws and Customs
Local laws and customs
Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.
Illegal drug use (no matter what the drug) carries stiff penalties, including fines and long prison terms.
Tourists are not allowed to drive cars in Bermuda.
If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.
You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.
The hurricane season in Bermuda normally runs from June to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities.
If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.
Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16:00
Honorary Consulate Contact
Mr. John R Kane
Honorary Consul of Ireland
3rd Floor, Windsor Palace
22 Queen Street
Hamilton HM 11
Tel: + 1 441 295 6574
Email: Email us
Get travel and medical insurance
Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.